Hull Retail and District Centres Study 2013
NPPF states that planning policies should be positive, promote competitive town centre environments and set out policies for the management and growth of centres over the plan period. In particular NPPF states that Local Planning Authorities should undertake an assessment of the need to expand town centres (such as City Centre and District and Local Centres) to ensure there is sufficient supply of suitable sites.
The Retail and District Centres Study provides robust baseline evidence to inform the creation of policies within the Hull Local Plan and Kingswood Area Action Plan. The Study provides a strategic assessment of the quantitative capacity and qualitative need for new retail floorspace in Hull. It will inform the Council’s determination of future retail development proposals in Hull. The Study has specifically reviewed the role, attraction and performance of the City Centre and three main District Centres, as well as the current Retail Park at Kingswood. It has specifically considered the proposed development options for Kingswood put forward through the AAP from a retail planning perspective.
You can download the study and associated appendices below.